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Welcome to the Roseland Free Public Library website! We are continuously working to update and include all the information you are looking for. Check back often for new events and information. Also, be sure to look at our pages and calendars for Children, Teens, Adults, Wellness, and Friends of the Library for extra events that may not appear on our home page.

To register for an event online, go to Event Registration on the right of our homepage.
Need more information? Call us at 973-226-8636.




News & Announcements
Library Closed on Saturdays through August
The library will be closed on Saturdays throughout July and August. Saturday hours, 10 am to 3 pm, will resume on September 7.
Closed for Renovations
We appreciate your patience as we work to get our new carpeting installed - there will be an early closing at 1 pm on Thursday, August 15, and we will remain closed all day Friday, August 16.
Learn How to Play Dungeons & Dragons
Learn how to play Dungeons & Dragons, a classic game that incorporates storytelling, fantasy, and strategy Tuesdays through August 27 from 3 to 6 pm. Participants work cooperatively to overcome various obstacles in the fantasy world their Dungeon Master has put them into. Put aside the video games and practice teamwork, critical thinking, creativity, and other beneficial skills. PLEASE NOTE: PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AGES 12 & UP. RSVP on library website.
Crystal Bowl Guided Meditation
Our bimonthly Guided Meditations are back this fall! Join us on Thursdays, September 12 & 26 at 10 am or 7 pm. Please note: Our evening class on September 12, led by special guest Maria Zaccagnini, will feature crystal singing bowls. RSVP on library website.
Knitting & Crochet Club
Enjoy an evening of knitting and crocheting at the library on Monday, August 19, starting at 7 pm. New members, all levels welcome.
Free Trial Dance Lesson
Wednesday, August 21, 4-5 pm: Take a free lesson with Hannah's Dance Academy! Hosted by Roseland resident Hannah Bonaguide in the library community room, the lesson is open to any interested dancers ages 4-18, any level or type of dance. Her nonprofit dancing school, Hannah's Dance Academy, based in Roseland, offers FREE lessons to all of its students as they prepare for competitive team dancing. RSVP on our website.
DIY Back to School Essential Oil Creations
Thursday, August 22, at 4 pm: Get into the back-to-school spirit with a hands-on workshop for making some fun essential oil-based products to gear up for the season: sleep spray, as well as immunity and focus rollers. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO AGES 12 THROUGH ADULT BUT SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE. RSVP on our website under Event Registration.
Information Clinic for Parents of Teen Drivers
Thursday, August 22, at 7 pm: Driving instructor Mike Moran returns with an information clinic for their parents of teen drivers who are preparing for their mandatory six hours behind-the-wheel instruction. RSVP on our website under Event Registration.
Summer Drop-In T'ai Chi Chih
Summer Drop-In T'ai Chi Chih with accredited instructor Lee Bergman is offered every Tuesday through August 20. Beginners start at 10:15 am and returning students follow at 10:30 am. $10 per session - attend as many as you wish!
Wednesday Nite Bookworms September Selection
Our Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, September 18, at 7 pm to discuss Where the Crawdads Sing, a murder mystery/romance by Delia Owens set during 1969 in a quiet town along the rugged North Carolina coast.
Walking for Fitness Mondays & Wednesdays
This group fitness activity meets every Monday and Wednesday at 10 am. Jump-start your morning with a 45-minute low-impact workout that emphasizes walking (streamed on video). Also includes discussion and healthy recipe exchanges. Ideal for beginning fitness levels. Bring towel and water bottle. RSVP on website homepage.
Matinee Mondays
Our Monday afternoon movies continue this Monday, August 19, at 1 pm with the 2019 fantasy/adventure, Dumbo. See how the beloved floppy-eared, flying elephant becomes a sought-after circus sensation. Movie runs for about 2 hours. No RSVP needed, popcorn will be served.
Chair Yoga Mondays
Join us for some chair yoga workouts (streamed on video) every Monday starting at 11 am. Bring towel and water bottle. Class size is now limited to 12. RSVP on website homepage.
De-Stress with Mindful Coloring for Adults
Escape the stress of everyday life and color your troubles away every Tuesday at 1 pm. Join us for an afternoon of serenity, coloring, herbal tea, snacks, and meditative music. RSVP on our website.
Weekly Adult Mat Yoga
Enjoy a mid-week stretch during our weekly adult mat yoga classes every Wednesday at 11 am. Led by certified instructor Danielle Masa. Bring mat, water, and towel. RSVP on our website.
Homebound Delivery Service
Stuck at home with an injury or other situation that makes getting to the library impossible, and are eager for a certain book or DVD? Try our Homebound Delivery Service! Call the library at 973-226-8636 and arrange to have your items delivered to your home! PLEASE NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS FOR ROSELAND FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY PATRONS WHO ARE ROSELAND RESIDENTS ONLY.
Fine Forgiveness Through September 2
ROSELAND FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY PATRONS WHO ARE ROSELAND RESIDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE: We are instituting fine forgiveness for any overdue baby, kid, or young adult books and DVDs now through Labor Day! NOTE: Only valid for books and DVDs that belong to the Roseland Free Public Library.
Fruit Art Photography Exhibit Extended Through August
Not all love letters are ink on paper...some are fruit on a plate! Husband-and-wife creative duo Marshall Norstein and Elaine Durbach treat us to some funky fruit art in a new summer exhibit, on display in our community room through the end of August. Some new pictures will be added to this exhibit soon...stay tuned for further details!
Reserve Your Museum Passes Online
Patrons can borrow passes for themselves and/or their families for Montclair Art Museum, Morris Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, The Golf Museum, and Imagine That! Please use our new online registration feature - look for the link in the Museum Passes menu on the tab above, under "Policies & Online Reservations."
Pay Your Fines Online
Roseland Free Public Library patrons can now pay any library fines online! Just go to > My Account > Fines & Fees
Libby Has Arrived!
Libby by Overdrive is now available to our patrons for downloading audio and ebooks! Cut and paste this link on your browser to learn more about how it works: The app is available at this website: If you need one-on-one help getting started, see our library assistants.
HOOPLA is Back!
HOOPLA is back for our patrons! Go to and enter your library card information to download free music, movies, television programs, audiobooks, and ebooks with no late fees. Please note: each patron is entitled to any FOUR downloads per month at this time. If you need one-on-one help getting started, see our assistants Tami Jaegel and Scott Bergenfeld.
Leveled Reading List Books Available
Noecker Kids & Parents: We now have a list of books available at the library for the leveled reading system used at Noecker Elementary School. All you have to do is inquire at the Circulation Desk, and you can see a list of books at your child's current level that we have available.
Zac's Hacks - Computer Help
Library assistant Zac Cascio can show you the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel, and other tech resources Mondays or Fridays 9 am-noon. Safely navigate social media; create resume templates, letters, and spreadsheets; utilize cell phone, iPad, and Kindle features, such as calendars and more. Please note: RSVP needed for this drop-in instruction, go to "Even Registration" on the right-hand side of this homepage.
Mobile Hotspots Available
Mobile Hotspots are now available for our patrons who are Roseland residents! Available to patrons 18 or older with a valid driver's license and valid Roseland Free Public Library card. Each hotspot provides internet access for up to 10 devices. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and the loan period is 14 days. There will be a $5 per day late fee and $100 replacement fee if lost.

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